Obesity And Obesity : Nutrition And Weight Status Objectives For Health

782 Words Oct 26th, 2016 4 Pages
According to the Center of Diseases Control weight that is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese. Body Mass Index, or BMI, is used as a screening tool for overweight or obesity in children overweight is defined as a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile for children and teens of the same age and sex (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). This leaner consider that the simplest terms, is that Americans as a whole are eating more calories than they burn. For this weekly discussion the learner will on identifying two contributing factors to adult obesity, will mention three ways the nurse could intervene to promote the nutrition and weight status objectives for health people2020 as well as discuss why these objectives are important for individual. Both obesity and overweight affect large majority of our adult population, and are associated with several chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Therefore, major health agencies consider obesity to be a national epidemic and have issued guidelines encouraging weight reduction (Treas & Willkinson, 2014). Many factors can contribute to obesity and overweight, some environmental factors are compounded by social and individual factors for example, gender, age, race and ethnicity, education level, socioeconomic status, and disability status that influence nutrition, physical activity, and…

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